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SECAF Visits Hill, Addresses Air Force Challenges, Priorities

75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs // July 26, 2015

Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James, visited Hill Air Force Base, Utah, July 23-24 for the first time since taking the on the job a year and a half ago.

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James sits in an F-35 aircraft simulator during her visit to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Thursday, July 23. While she was in the simulator, Col. David Lyons, 388th Fighter Wing commander, discussed the F-35 and differences between it and the F-16 fighter. James toured facilities and met with Team Hill Airmen and local community leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)

James' visit included updates on the transition from the F-16 to the F-35, the total force integration of the active duty and Reserve 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, F-35 and missile depot maintenance, Hill's global munitions-deployment capability, and cost effectiveness programs helping the Air Force "Make Every Dollar Count."

On the second day of her visit, James held an all-call for Airmen, military and civilian, to share her priorities for the Air Force and address emerging issues.

Read the full article about the visit on Hill AFB's website.